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Flu season is here! While the Philadelphia area, including Penn, has seen an increase in influenza-like illness (ILI), we are not seeing the level of ILI the national media are reporting in other parts of the country. There are several ways to prevent or lessen the impact of flu.
Not feeling well? Learn about the signs and symptoms of influenza.
Penn is tobacco free! To learn more about this important initiative, especially on how Penn students were involved, watch this video. Interested in smoking cessation resources available to Penn students? Look here. You can schedule an appointment online or call (215-746-3535) to see our smoking cessation counselor; appointments are free and unliminted.
Sexual Health is one of the many services provided at SHS. Are you sexually active? Consider making a sexually transmitted disease screening visit at SHS. Appointments can be booked online or you can call 215-746-3535. Don't forget SHS provides FREE condoms to students; no appointment is necessary, "Just Ask" to see the cashier. If you are interested in learning more about sexually transmitted diseases, check out our Disease Updates page or book a Sex Jeopary workshop for you and your peers.
There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. The only US manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, has very tight restrictions on the vaccine supply. Currently, SHS has limited availability of the Yellow Fever vaccine, which will be given in strict accordance with CDC recommendations. Please call to discuss your travel plans should they be to areas where the vaccine is required.
Penn has a plethora of resources that are here to support your health, wellness and academic needs. Review the Wellness Guide created by students for students, attend a free monthly yoga or weekly meditiation session, or check out any of the offices below. Be healthy, Penn!